Can I nominate someone for the Opus Prize?
The Opus Prize Foundation uses a confidential process to nominate and select Prize winners and does not accept unsolicited nominations. To learn more about the Prize process, visit the Selection page.
Who is eligible for the Opus Prize?
Opus Prize finalists align with the Opus Prize Foundation values—social entrepreneurship, transformational leadership, sustainable change, faith, unsung heroes and life of service. To learn more, visit the Selection page.
How is the Prize awarded?
The Opus Prize Foundation partners with Catholic universities to manage the selection process and award ceremony. While each university partner manages the Prize differently, they follow a general process to identify recipients. To learn more, view the selection process or visit the University and Student Partners page.
Do laureates have to be Catholic?
While the Foundation partners with Catholic universities to award the Prize, the individual or organization receiving it may represent any faith tradition. To learn more about the qualities Opus Prize laureates possess, read about them individually.
Is the Prize always awarded to an individual?
While the Prize is typically awarded to an individual in honor of an organization, it has been awarded directly to one organization—Fahmina Institute. To learn more, visit the Selection page.
Are there any restrictions for how laureates use the Prize money?
While the goal of the Opus Prize is to advance the work of the laureates, there are no formal restrictions on how they use the award.
How many Prize laureates have there been?
There have been 12 Opus Prizes awarded since the Prize’s inception in 2004. To read about recent recipients, visit our Laureates page.
Where and when will the next Opus Prize be hosted?
We are proud to be partnering with Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for the 2016 Opus Prize. To learn more, visit the University and Student Partners page.
Can I use materials from the Opus Prize website?
Feel free to download any photos or digital materials from the Opus Prize website and use them to promote the Prize. If you have any questions about appropriate usage or require additional materials, contact us.
How can I donate to finalists and laureates?
To learn more about laureates' causes, please connect with them directly via the information on their Laureate pages.
How can I get involved with the Opus Prize?
If you are a student or community member associated with a past or present host university, we encourage you to contact members of the University Oversight Committee to learn more about the process for participating in site visits and assisting with the awards events. To learn more, visit the University and Student Partners page.